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I take great pleasure in introducing to the industry Maddie the mechanic, my 18 month old grandaughter.

There'll be no Lego for this young lady who already knows the way around a bike. Give her a rim, spokes and hub and she is off! OK so it never quite ends up as a race wheel.

I was rather hoping her first word was Campagnolo but somehow Toyota got in first.

She has mastered the track pump even though when 'open' the handle is well above her head, and she rotates the cranks backwards while I apply the chain lube.

She has learnt all this just by observing, luckily she has not been with me when I puncture, she may see a grumpy old Grandad.

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